Fashion illustrator Piet Paris designed the invitation, backdrop and catwalk for Viktor & Rolf's spring/summer 2011 collection presentation in Paris. Never On Wednesday was in Paris and took a close look.
Piet Paris and Viktor & Rolf /image: Peter Stigter
Paris wanted to capture the concept of the show in a lifesize sketchbook filled with contrasts.
Viktor & Rolf: "Piet was one of our teachers at the art academy. We immediately thought of him for this season's show, because of the graphic, crisp and colourful nature of the collection. His work is very graphic and sometimes borders on the abstract, but is also always extremely fashionable. We love the modern tension of that. We admire him for his authentic style, and it was a great pleasure to work with him.”
Backdrop and catwalk /images: Peter Stigter
Watch the full show:
RTL Boulevard interviewed Piet Paris after the show. Paris talks about his characteristic way of work and his rendez-vous with Dutch princess Mabel. The item was broadcasted in their show last Monday.